This week, Google is rolling out an app update for Google Earth. The latest version on Android, iOS and Chrome will gain one major feature. “Measuring” has come over to Google Earth. Here’s how it works.
On Google Earth, users can now find the distance between two points anywhere on the globe. The update is quite similar to the new AR Measure app we reported on a few days ago, but no AR is involved.
The difference between the new feature and the standard directions feature in Google Maps is that the measurement makes a direct cut between two points, regardless of whether it’s possible to travel it. The app then gives you the distance in whatever unit of measurement you prefer. On top of this, users can calculate the area of a land block using any four points. This could save people a lot of time while trying to figure out the distance or area of a certain location on the earth. Just enable the feature, drop some pins and in seconds you’ll have the measurement you need.
Ever since Google I/O 2018, the search giant has been rolling out app updates left and right. Google says this was a top request and is giving customers what they desire to better the app experience. This update is already available on Chrome, will hit most Android devices this week and make way to iOS devices at a later date. Let us know in the comments if you receive the update on your Android and the device that you have as well as any thoughts.